August 20, 2008
The state of the heart
The moral and spiritual decline of Western Civilization is nowhere more evident than in its arts and forms of entertainment. Strange Days indeed we are living. When one thinks that things can’t get any worse, immediately comes proof to the contrary. Perhaps, no photo better than the one here depicted shows the state of the heart of man circa the year 2000.
Top – A child, in Africa, dying of hunger while being devoured by insects.
Bottom: Singer Daniel Küblböck, appearing in a German TV “reality show,” immersed in 30,000 cockroaches, for a shot to fame.
Sure, there are probably much worse things one could choose to show the callousness and the dramatic moral decay of our society, but when I saw this photo, for me it was seminal. In its simplicity it shouted at my soul: shame, shame, how low have we fallen!
There is nothing to comment or to add. Unless one is lobotomized, looking at those pics sends a fit to the brain and to the heart. The comical angle (if we dare call it so) in all this is that Mr. Küblböck ‘s show is of a type called “reality shows.” I find it very painful and hard to believe that our society can entertain such oddness with so much casual nonchalance. And it’s all done in the name of money and of course, the audience just loves these “reality shows,” and the weirder, the better. In the name of freedom, they are transforming people into depraved peepingtoms while making them slaves to it and wanting for more. Like a song of yesteryear proclaimed, “freedom is just another word for nothing left to loose.” Sure, after loosing his concern for others, his self-respect, his power of reaction and protest, man-2000 is loosing his soul in a relentless descent into oblivion. Lobotomized indeed. And this serves very well the ruling elites for whom, a comatose sudditance is a welcome relief. I will follow shortly with more on this subject.